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Giroud will leave Arsenal


According to his agent Michael Manuello, Olivier Giroud could be on the move in January, provided that they receive a nice offer for which the Frenchman could leave the Gunners

The French striker continues to struggle for starts with the Gunners and is prepared to consider a switch elsewhere when the transfer window re-opens, GOAL understands.

Even though Giroud has been struggling to become a regular starter again under Arsene Wenger, he has never said anything about leaving the Gunners.

He has, however, admitted that he will be left with little choice but to consider his future at Emirates Stadium once the winter window opens – with World Cup ambitions at the back of his mind, GOAL continues.

The agent of the striker has now stated that a transfer move could be possible, as they are looking for a perfect fit for the 31-year-old France international.

“It can make things complicated, but a clash, that kind of thing is not in Olivier’s nature, nor in mine. Now, depending on the offers, we will sit around a table and talk. The most important thing is to know what will be offered or not this winter, to find a better project,” Manuello told Foot Mercato.

“There will be approaches. All clubs looking for an attacker are likely to come. We must be careful and, if there is something obvious that will appear, we will try to convince Arsene to return to what has been said.”

When asked if Giroud will return to France, specifically to Marseielle, the agent added: “Olivier will not come back to France. Unless there is a change in his state of mind, to date the intention is not to return to France. There has been no new approach from Marseille. I have no information that Marseille was trying to contact us,” he concluded.